Off the Chain Part 2

Today let’s begin with three short stories from The Bible to illustrate how to live a life “Unchained” or without restraint. These stories are found in Matthew 26:7 (The Alabaster Box), Luke 5:4 (Launch Out) and I Kings 17:10 (Widow and Elijah). There were many widows in the land but Elijah was sent only to this one. I had to ask myself the question “Why?” And the best answer I could come up with was – maybe she was the only one who was radical enough that God could bless her. OR – Maybe she was willing enough to risk everything in order to see a miracle. Do you know that sometimes you have to let go of what’s NOT working so you can embrace God’s plan that WILL WORK? We are often times slow to let go of what’s not working. Maybe because of fear, or we just feel we don’t have any options. Why keep living life at a level that you are not happy with, or that’s not working? That’s what we call INSANITY – doing the same thing over and over, expecting different results. The widows plan was to gather sticks and die, but God’s plan […]

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Off the Chain

When it comes to finances, most people get into some form of money trouble. Most people have a money problem and that money problem is called debt! So they end up in CHAINS. Chained to debt. Enslaved to creditors. Shackled with depression. And strapped to stress. Being CHAINED to debt creates a chain reaction: Debt causes stress, stress makes you feel bad (makes you unhappy); my feeling bad affects my family and makes them unhappy; my unhappy family struggles through life and my quality of life decreases. Being CHAINED can cause a domino affect – one affects the other and then the other and then the other and this ripples throughout your life. Hebrews 13:5 reads “Let your conversations be without covetousness, and be content with such things as you have: for He has said, I will never leave you nor forsake you”. Basically, this is saying, be content with what you have. The first principle is to understand the Law of Contentment – if you don’t get this, nothing else you read here is going to work. You’ll never have enough “stuff” because we are living in a world dominated by discontentment and greed. Jesus is the only thing […]

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